04 March 2013

China Glaze Desert Sun

I've been wearing a lot of cool colours lately--through Purple Week, then teal and green--so when I decided to switch things up, I knew I wanted something "warm." Apparently my eyeballs took that word and ran with it, landing on China Glaze Desert Sun.

China Glaze Desert Sun swatch

I remember seeing this described as caramel, but I think it's more of a...toasted butterscotch? It also makes me think of ginger milk tea...which I've never actually heard of, but it's probably a real thing, right? At any rate, "warm," "liquid," "butterscotch," and "ginger" are all up in there somewhere, along with a dash of "cinnamon." This is definitely a unique shade, one I find all the more intriguing for my inability to figure out what colour it actually is.

The formula on this was good, and I only give it a "good" because I'm measuring against China Glaze's usual standard of "great to awesome." Desert Sun was a bit runny and kept trying to pool against the sides, but it built easily to opacity--so easily that I was satisfied with just two coats, despite my being a nearly pathological three-coater. It also self-leveled very well, and I just love this rich, creamy finish.

China Glaze Desert Sun swatch

Omigosh, I just figured it out--it's Raw Sienna!!

Boom. Crayola'd.


I'd like to apologize for the unavailable images around the site over the past couple of days. Photobucket insists that I've exceeded my monthly bandwidth allowance, despite the fact that it should have reset just a couple of days ago. I upload most of my images straight to Blogger now and am awaiting a resolution of the bandwidth metering issue. If I need to purchase additional bandwidth to keep my older images in place and reliably available, so be it, but I need to see this problem rectified before I decide to give them money.

10 comments:

  1. I have this but I am hesitant to wear it because it is a bit, as you say, mysterious in terms of what it looks like. But it is flattering on your skin tone, and with the right outfit I can see it singing, especially with a layer of gold glitter to make it OTT. I would love to see it matching the accessories with some turquoise too. Thanks for posting. Tell my old hometown I said hi, if you get back home to New Orleans, ; )

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  2. The Crayola comment made me laugh out loud! These swatches are so beautiful! I've wanted this a while but I'm afraid it'll makemy skin freak out and magically change colour! Or something.. this looks perfect on you though xx

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  3. LOL - I always thought of caramel and butterscotch too when I have seen this color :)

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  4. I JUST put this on, haha. I love Desert Sun, it's so unique. =)
    x

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  5. This looks like melted caramel on your skin. It's gorgeous!
    My picture uploading what-not did the same thing a few months ago. I purchased the additional space (after deleting them thinking that would free space). Now some of my posts have no photos.

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  6. I love this shade. It's odd but unique.

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  7. Not quite for me, but you wear it beautifully!

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  8. Yummy, it reminds me of caramel cream... :-)

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  9. I always upload directly to blogger. Is there a benefit to using photobucket? Anyways love love desert sun, one of my all time faves!

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  10. Thank you so much for your comments, everyone! I didn't realize I'd completely missed responding to these...

    Jenni, I used Photobucket for ages mostly because I was just more familiar with it, but honestly, I don't know of any benefits that would make it preferable to uploading straight to Blogger, which is what I do now.

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